Improve Small Business Internet Service
Why All-Sized Businesses Need Dependable, Speedy Internet
In today's hyperconnected marketplace, every size and type of business relies on the Internet for practically everything—communication, sales, customer service, industry news, marketing and advertising, financial transactions and more. That's a no-brainer, but balancing service and cost with small-business budgets can be challenging—unless you have the right provider.
Power the Technologies Your Business Relies On
Internet service for small businesses, in particular, is increasingly important. Existing technologies like email have matured and become ubiquitous, and newer tools like cloud computing are gaining ground and becoming commonplace. Since these are all Internet-powered, you can see why choosing the right small business Internet provider is crucial to business operations. Let's take a look at how some SMB companies rely on Internet applications and services to conduct business.
- Cloud Computing
Cloud computing—using a connection to someone else's computer to access products or services—is a good internet-driven option for small businesses. For example, cloud services like Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox are subscription services that allow businesses to store files on computers owned by other companies—rather than paying for more server space of their own. And cloud-based apps like Salesforce, Office 365, or QuickBooks are subscriptions that enable businesses to use programs that run on those companies' computers—but that you access through your small business Internet service.
- Communication and Collaboration
Business Internet services like email, chat, social media, websites, and even VoIP phones have become the most common methods of business communication. If yours' is like most businesses today, you rely on more than one of these to conduct your business and stay connected with customers. Perhaps you participate in online meetings through:
- Join Me
- or even host videoconferences
Additionally, your team likely uses the Internet to exchange files and ideas that fuel your marketing, advertising and sales efforts.
- Sales and Service
From the phone number listed on your company website to email and chat, your customer service team needs a reliable Internet connection to keep your customers happy. Even if you're not an eCommerce retailer, your business likely uses the Internet for shipping and package tracking, inventory or returns. With dependable small business Internet, you can avoid the downtime that leads to delayed order processing and dissatisfied customers.
- Financial Transactions
Every business in every industry conducts financial transactions:
- Credit card processing
- Credit checks
- Making payments.
Brokers and others in the financial industry are dependent on secure business Internet service to conduct trades, process loan applications and access local branches—and reliable Internet service drives them all.
High-Speed Business Internet is Critical to Success
We've discussed just a few ways that demonstrate the worth of business Internet service and what it means to different modern business. Now let's look at why you need to choose a business ISP that can give you the fastest possible Internet speeds for your budget.
Powered for Productivity
The faster you and your employees can download and upload files and media, the more efficient your team can be—which translates to improving your customer service, as well as your bottom line. Upgrading your bandwidth enhances the connection to your subscription cloud services, too.
Internet Speed Test
You can test the speed of your current Internet service with the Cable ONE Business Speed Test. When you know your current speed, you can work with your small business Internet provider to make sure your current speeds align with business bandwidth needs.
Cable One Business understands Internet service for small business. Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner with you to provide small business Internet service that meets your bandwidth and budget needs with no data caps.